BIM – Building Information Modeling

Monroe Piping & Sheet Metal provides building information modeling (BIM) software services in the architecture, engineering, and construction sectors.

At Monroe Piping & Sheet Metal we believe Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an innovative method to seamlessly bridge communication and coordination within the Architecture, Engineering and Construction communities.

BIM, is one of the most rapidly emerging technologies within the Architectural, Engineering and Construction industry. Development of a comprehensive BIM offers a multitude of advantages to both the design and construction team and to the owner of the facility following completion of construction.

A few advantages of Building Information Models that have lead to the rapid acceptance and increased utilization in the construction industry include:

  • Improves coordination between Architects and Engineering disciplines during the design process.
  • Reduces the chance for errors and potential for conflicts during construction through detailed interference checks and computer visualization.
  • Reduces the information loss and assists in visualization of the facility during transitions between teams.
  • Improves coordination between the Design Team and the Contractor during bidding and construction.
  • Assists in the preparation of accurate construction and shop drawings, improving quality and efficiency of the documents.
  • Improves coordination between Sub-contractors during construction.
  • Aids scheduling and monitoring of the project.
  • Assists Owners in future maintenance and building planning providing detailed information about the building systems and components that can be easily retrieved at a later date.

Currently, Monroe Piping & Sheet Metal has multiple projects which are utilizing BIM services.

Why BIM?

The generation of a BIM allows our experienced team of engineers and designers from each of the different disciplines to coordinate designs and building components with increased accuracy and detail. The model also allows the Owner to visualize the building as an entire facility rather than individual components early on in the design process, helping to ensure that the end product meets or exceeds the intended use and expectations. Increased design detail and a clearer understanding of the project development result in reduced construction time, conflicts and cost.

Monroe Piping & Sheet Metal believes in the importance of the “I” in “BIM” – Information. That information can be graphical or non-graphical and contained directly in the building model or accessible through linked data stored elsewhere. The ability to integrate the design and engineering process through information contained on the documents is what separates BIM from just another drawing tool.

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